Another roundup of moves made (and not made) by several NHL teams at yesterday deadline.
ESPN.COM: Pierre LeBrun reports the Blue Jackets wanted Logan Couture from the Sharks as part of their offer for Rick Nash, but the Sharks balked at that…The Vancouver Canucks offered up winger Mason Raymond to the Dallas Stars for gritty forward Steve Ott wasn’t good enough…Capitals GM George McPhee fielded calls for defenseman Roman Hamrlik but couldn’t find the right fit…The Red Wings had interest in Paul Gaustad and Samuel Pahlsson , but didn’t have the draft picks Buffalo and Columbus respectively wanted for those players.
TORONTO SUN: Mike Zeisberger reports Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke received calls about Jake Gardiner but refused to move him.
EDMONTON SUN: Terry Jones reports there was no interest in Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin or defenseman Cam Barker.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Had Khabibulin not been sidelined indefinitely with a groin injury, there might’ve been more interest in him.
NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The Hurricanes received no offers yesterday for defenseman Bryan Allen, and it’s possible the club could re-sign blueliner Jaroslav Spacek, possibly to a one-year deal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s possible the Hurricanes could end up re-signing all the players they were rumored shopping nearly two months ago.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Mike Heika reports Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk had offers for Steve Ott and Sheldon Souray but decided not to move them.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: As I repeatedly said last week when Ott’s name popped up in the rumor mill, the Stars weren’t going to move him, or Souray, unless they could get a return which would help them clinch a playoff spot this season.
POST-GAZETTE: Dave Molinari reports Penguins GM Ray Shero did talk with some teams and made offers on some players, but it didn’t sound as though he was terribly close on getting any deals done yesterday.
STLTODAY.COM: Jeremy Rutherford reports Blues GM Doug Armstrong had some trade talks yesterday but nothing came to fruition, due to his limited budget.